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[Millennium A.D.] Xýlo 23 now available!


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The Council is both happy and proud to announce a special new release!!!

What is it?

Millennium A.D. is a total conversion mod for 0 A.D. focusing on the Middle Ages. It is divided into two parts, this first one is focusing on the first half of the Middle Ages; the timeframe of Charlemagne and the Viking Age. The name of this release is Xýlo. This is a byzantine word for wood, in recognition of vanilla 0AD’s founder (Play0ad.com ). That is respectful for the new release.

What is new?

Thanks to Alexandermb talented modder is responsible for the majority of the new models, Wackyserious our versatile texture artist, Stanislas69 our artist and Lion.Kanzen icon and texture artist, we are happy to introduce you to two new civilizations Byzantines and Carolingians as well as Anglo-Saxons and Norse faction are updated this release.


The mighty civilization which has its roots in Eastern Roman Empire dawns this release.


This release Byzantines got a new market, variation of houses, corral, blacksmith, civ centre and many other buildings. Also, Byzantines use new units and ships including fire ships.


The time of Charlemagne has come and you will witness the might of his Franks.


Last release Carolingians were hidden and worked on by Stanislas69 and this release thanks to fully redone building set and remodeled units are available. You can look forward to Cathedral of Aachen and Carolingian church or docks. From units, we can mention the Catholic priest.


This release Anglo-Saxons got Bixworth church(wonder) enabled and Offa of Mercia as their hero that together with his axeman will break through the lines of defense.


The Norse

Prepare for the new naval battles with the Norse. Since last release the Norse got new longboats and ships are fully animated.



Many smaller changes were made in this release too, but it would be too elaborate to list them all.

Who are we?

The Council of Modders was formed up of two small modding teams and a few newcomers: Aristeia (about the bronze age), Millennium A.D. (about medieval times), Rise of the East (East civilizations, Current Terra Magna) and Ponies Ascendant (Pony factions) CoM aims to create an umbrella for all wannabee modders and help everyone needed and of course create their own projects.

How to:

  1. Unzip the download but leave the inner archive intact.
  2. Place the unzipped folder into /binaries/data/mods. You'll see another folder there called 'public'.
  3. Launch the game and enable the mod in Options>Mod Selection. Press 'Start Mods'.
  4. Enjoy the mod!


Xýlo 23


ModIO installation:

  1. Main menu -> Configuration -> Mods -> Download -> doubleclick

Pyromod installation:

  1. Download pyromod file, open with pyrogenesis.exe

Zip installation:

  1. Download the zip file from here, drag and drop on pyrogenesis.exe

In the last few years, some members retired leaving us shorthanded. We are currently especially in the need of artists. So if you're a talented artist with a passion for history and you would like to help us out, please contact us using a PM or (preferably) in this thread: Wildfiregames...showtopic=18412 Thanks in advance!

Our thanks go to everyone that helped us to achieve this mod through contributing, playtesting or in another way!
If you have tips / suggestions, feel free to let us know. Also if you find bugs, let them know too. Support 0 A.D. if you like us: Play0ad.com

The main menu background is made by Alexlinde from Deviantart. You can find him here: Alexlinde.deviantart.com

The soundtracks are created by Antti Martikainen. You can find more of his work here: Anttimartikainen.bandcamp.com and Youtube.com

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I was waiting for this amazing release and it is here! I've been waiting for a accurate Byzantine faction in a rts ever since Rome Total War: Babarian invasion! Now it is finally here!

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Please don't quote such a long post
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Well we need to finish the factions so tickets need to be created on GitHub to keep track of that. One ticket per task/ unit. There are probably some props that have to be added tickets for those too.

To ensure a smooth evolution we need to be organized. All tasks should be listed on GitHub. 

Mesoamericans would be a nice addition if the quality is up to it. 

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1 hour ago, Lion.Kanzen said:

which are the needs of Millennium mod right now?

To finish up Carolingians and Byzantines by giving them heroes plus some auras and team bonuses, moreover add some new navy models for some of the civs which still do not have a full arsenal of ships then finally move on the list here https://github.com/0ADMods/millenniumad/issues/2 for next civs.

EDIT : Removed personal information.

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